A new study says one in four Colorado residents have no savings….Colorado sues ConocoPhillips…Landowners could earn extra money from hunting…Student numbers in Pueblo D60 drop…and, more. Click for full Index.

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Governor John Hickenlooper wants to move forward with a plan to privatize the state chartered worker’s compensation agency Pinnacol Assurance. His task force to study the issue holds its final meeting today. Meanwhile state lawmakers inside the capitol are lukewarm about the Governor’s deal. Bente Birkeland reports from the state capitol.

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A Republican state lawmaker who was pulled over last week for drunken driving is denying that she used her status as a lawmaker to get a free pass. But some unsatisfied Colorado lawmakers now want to take a closer look at the legislative immunity provision police say prevented them from arresting her. Bente Birkeland […]

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Colorado College Drama professor, Clinton Turner Davis directs the second play of August Wilson’s 20th century cycle of plays. Wilson, not only one of 20th century’s most prolific playwrights, he is regarded by many as America’s greatest. We spoke with Davis about the genius of August Wilson and specifically about Joe Turner’s Come and […]

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Air Force Academy gardens designed by Dan Kiley (1912-2004), landscape architect.

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A Republican state lawmaker apologized to her colleagues today after she was pulled over last week on suspicion drinking and driving. State capitol reporter Bente Birkeland says lawmakers are now questioning the state provision that got her off the hook.

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The artist Christo must receive temporary use permits from both Fremont and Chaffee Counties in order for his Over the River Project to move forward. The Fremont County Commissioners will be holding public meetings this week to determine the fate of the large-scale installation over the Arkansas River. KRCC’s Molly Sinnott has this preview.

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is getting his first bill of the year from the state legislature…Farmers in 10 eastern Colorado counties are eligible to apply for emergency loans and other help under a drought disaster designation…University of Colorado president Bruce Benson is defending raises for top administrators after tuition was raised for students…and, Republican […]

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Colorado lags other states in water planning…CU regents say they were misled with tuition hike…Lawmaker seeks more funds to lure film production to the state…Looking at the effects of low natural gas prices…and, more. Click for the full Index.

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When we first ran this video in November of 2010 it looked as though Roberto Agnolini, longtime propietor of Bryan & Scott Jewelers in downtown Colorado Springs, was about to shutter his venerable high-end design shop for good. But then he realized it would be more expensive to close the store than to keep […]

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An interior view of the Ashby Jewelry company store. Printed on front: ” Ashby & Company Jewelers Colorado Springs, Colo”

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In case you missed it, Alvin Youngblood Hart and Valerie June stopped by the KRCC studios on Friday, January 27, and spoke with your friend and neighbor, Vicky. Here’s the audio from their visit. If you missed their show last night in Salida, you can also come out to the Marmalade at Smokebrush tonight […]

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President Barack Obama recently made his third trip to the Centennial State in the last four months. Colorado is expected to be a key swing state in the general election. As part of our capitol conversation series, Bente Birkeland sat down with reporters to talk about the event and Colorado’s role in the presidential […]

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A Fort Carson soldier has been charged with the alleged murder of a fellow soldier found in her barracks in early January…Students at Trinidad High School staged a protest today as around 200 of them walked out of class for about 45 minutes…and, a Democratic bill that would pump money into universities to market […]

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State lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are introducing a slate of bills related to hydraulic fracturing this session. The measures touch on everything from how much oversight local communities should have, to tougher setbacks buffering rigs from schools and homes. State capitol reporter Bente Birkeland takes a closer look.

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Tourism board in SE CO hears from rail enthusiasts…El Paso County planners revise oil & gas rules…Pueblo Chemical Depot facility construction complete on one building…and more. Click for full Index.

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A measure that would give illegal immigrants who graduate from Colorado high schools lower tuition rates has cleared its first hurdle at the state capitol. The bill passed the senate education committee on a party line vote on yesterday. State capitol reporter Bente Birkeland has more on the emotional hearing.

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In this episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn remembers a Greyhound journey through Middle America.

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Small bus sign sign “Colorado Springs – Limon Transportation Co.” parked in front of building with signs “Greyhound Depot” “Greyhound Lines” and “Bus.” Building behind has sign for 7-Up. Note on back reads “225 E. Pikes Peak June 1965. Also shown are a portion of the Village Inn the Joyce Hotel, and the Joyce Standard […]

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A proposal to allow students who are illegal immigrants to receive in-state tuition came down to a party-line vote in committee today, with Democrats in favor and Republicans against…Colorado state health officials want to require flu vaccinations for nearly all hospital and nursing-home employees…and, federal officials are considering using wolves to control the number […]

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August 27, 2016 | MPBN · The religious sect known as Shakers, responsible for the song “Simple Gifts” and thousands of others, is almost gone — and a non-Shaker is trying to keep the group’s musical history alive.
 

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